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10:35 AM ET, August 11, 2014


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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Republican takeover of Senate appears more and more assured  —  The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in 85 days.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Midterms Give Parties Chance for Sweeping Control of States  —  LAS VEGAS — It was over 100 degrees here the other evening, but inside a buzzing office tucked away on a stretch of gun stores and pornography shops, Democrats were staring into computer screens and talking urgently into cellphones.
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
USA Today:   Why Democrats can't win back the House
Juan Williams / The Hill:   Let the midterm battles commence
Iraq crisis: ‘It is death valley.  Up to 70 per cent of them are dead’  —  On board Iraqi army helicopter delivering aid to the trapped Yazidis, Jonathan Krohn sees a hellish sight  —  By Jonathan Krohn, aboard an Iraqi Army helicopter on Mount Sinjar  —  Mount Sinjar stinks of death.
Philip Ewing / Politico:
A promise on the verge of collapse
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Jason Zengerle / The New Republic:
The New Racism  —  This is how the civil rights movement ends  —  Long before he became the most powerful man in the Alabama Senate, before he controlled billions of dollars in state money and had lobbyists, governors, and future presidents seeking his favor, Hank Sanders used newspapers and magazines as bathroom tissue.
Yahoo! News:
Bernie Sanders says he has a ‘damn good platform’ to run for president in 2016 Power Players 1 hr ago  —  Jeff Zeleny, Richard Coolidge and Jordyn Phelps  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't afraid to be called a socialist.  In fact, the Vermont Independent proudly labels himself a Democratic socialist.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists  —  Here are three completely crazy insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content start-up:  —  1. BuzzFeed is a web traffic sensation that draws 150 million average monthly viewers.  —  2. Numbered lists, like this one …
Kurt Schlichter /
“Liberal” Is Just A Synonym For “Smug”  —  SHARES  —  It's astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves.  It's like a soda pop executive whose proudest achievement was thinking up New Coke.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Jeff Smith / Politico:
Cuomo's Slow-Mo Disaster  —  The New York governor is in deeper legal trouble than he realizes.  —  Andrew Cuomo is in serious trouble.  Preet Bharara, the hard-charging U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, has turned up the heat on his administration's alleged interference …
Agence France-Presse:
Clinton blames Islamic militants rise on Obama policies AFP 34 mins ago  —  Washington (AFP) - Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton blamed the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on failures of US policy under President Barack Obama, in an interview published Sunday.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama's ‘lid’ theory of conflict in Iraq
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Carrying a gun way worse than beating your wife: Column  —  This is the loopy view of one New Jersey judge and prosecutor.  —  When Ray Rice beat his wife unconscious in an elevator, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio and New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain agreed to put …
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Is a Hard Life Inherited?  —  YAMHILL, Ore. — ONE delusion common among America's successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence.  —  In fact, their big break came when they were conceived in middle-class American families who loved them, read them stories …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Feinstein squares off with Obama  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein is squaring off with President Obama again, this time over a long-awaited Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's harsh interrogation practices.  —  Feinstein, the senior senator from California and chairwoman …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Libertarian Fantasy  —  In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians — roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views — and asked whether we might be heading for a “libertarian moment.”  Well, probably not.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Hit & Run
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Violence breaks out near site of vigil for teen killed by police  —  Updated at 3:50 a.m. with comments from police and shop owners.  —  FERGUSON  • A day of protests and vigils Sunday for an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer erupted Sunday night with confrontations, looting and gunshots.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Conservative voters key to Dems 2014 strategy  —  It's one thing for Democrats running in red parts of the country to sound like Republicans on the campaign trail.  It's another when Democrats running in purple or even blue territory try to do so.  —  Yet that's what's happening in race after race this season.
A personal choice  —  The internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer.  Governments should stop trying to ban it  —  From the print edition  —  STREET-WALKERS; kerb-crawlers; phone booths plastered with pictures of breasts and buttocks: the sheer seediness of prostitution …
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
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Fox News:
Is President Obama doing too little or too much in Iraq?
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Jessica Brown /
District drops federal lunch program
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
North Carolina's nondescript, virtually unnoticed, hugely important Senate race
Discussion: Washington Post
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
7 take-homes from Rand Paul's Iowa journey
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Inside Apple's Internal Training Program
Discussion: The Verge and Business Insider
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
“Sweden ever so quickly has gone from so-called anti-Zionism to open anti-Semitism”
Discussion: Jerusalem Post and Guardian
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
When She Talks, Banks Shudder
Associated Press:
Philadelphia may hold edge over Birmingham in bid to host Democratic National Convention
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Examiner:
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Lawrence Summers / Washington Post:
Ending presidents' second-term curse
Joel Kotkin / The Daily Beast:
In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
New Video Shows The U.S. Military Dropping Humanitarian Aid In Iraq
New York Times:
Turkey's Premier Is Proclaimed Winner of Presidential Election
Discussion: The Agonist
Viv Bernstein / New York Times:
A Nascar Star's Deadly Run-In on a Dirt Track
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Mashable